Sunken yacht spills hundreds of gallons of diesel in Olympia waters

Sunken yacht spills hundreds of gallons of diesel in Olympia waters

(U.S. Coast Guard)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A 92-foot recreational yacht remains sunken after hundreds of gallons of diesel spilled from it into the water Friday morning near West Bay Marina in Olympia.

The Coast Guard was called about 7:30 a.m. after the vessel named Kings Way spilled 200 gallons of diesel, officials said. The yacht reportedly had 800 gallons of fuel onboard that were removed.

Coast Guard officials at the scene called Global Diving and Salvage to clean up the spilled diesel.

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Officials with the Washington State Departments of Ecology and Fish and Wildlife and the Port of Olympia were also on scene to help mitigate the diesel's impact on the area.

Containment, an absorbent boom and absorbent materials were used to clean up the spill, officials said. Six hundred gallons of absorbent material soaked with oil and water were removed.

Officials are investigating what caused the vessel to sink.

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